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Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens
     

Civic Obligation and Individual Liberty in Ancient Athens

by Peter Liddel
 

Peter Liddel offers a fresh approach to the old problem of the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. He draws extensively on oratorical and epigraphical evidence from the late fourth century BC to analyse the ways in which ideas about liberty were reconciled with ideas about obligation, and examines how this reconciliation was negotiated, performed, and

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Peter Liddel offers a fresh approach to the old problem of the nature of individual liberty in ancient Athens. He draws extensively on oratorical and epigraphical evidence from the late fourth century BC to analyse the ways in which ideas about liberty were reconciled with ideas about obligation, and examines how this reconciliation was negotiated, performed, and presented in the Athenian law-courts, assembly, and through the inscriptional mode of publication. Using modern political theory as a springboard, Liddel argues that the ancient Athenians held liberty to consist of the substantial obligations (political, financial, and military) of citizenship.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199226580
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/07/2007
Series:
Oxford Classical Monographs Series
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.40(d)

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Meet the Author

Peter Liddel is Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Manchester.

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